Introducing the Tara Scarf

Introducing the brand new Purl&Jane pattern the Tara Scarf.


I love this design because it uses my favourite stitch – garter stitch – and has a detail at the edge of it that is simple to do, yet so effective. In this yarn the pretty edges curl up and to me looks like waves….so when I look at this scarf, I daydream of the sea gently lapping over the beach and creating the ripples on the sand.


I’m going to knit this scarf in a few shades as accents to my outfit. This scarf rewards you in so many ways: you can relax as you knit it and then you have a scarf that keeps your neck warm and brings more cheerfulness to you – or the person you knit it for – because it’s the perfect way of bringing colour to a grey day.


This design starts off with 6 stitches and then increases out to create a half crescent shape and then decreases down back to 6 stitches. This might sound tricky if you are a beginner but I have included some notes in the pattern to explain this more and it is easy to master. If you are still quite new to knitting but ready for the next step, I would suggest this pattern as the perfect way to try something new. It only takes two balls of yarn so you can treat yourself to that yarn that you’ve been dreaming about making into a jumper. You can see how good it feels to knit with it, knowing that if you make any mistakes there are only a few rows or stitches to make right.

And, if you get stuck, as always I am here to help fix anything.

For an experienced knitter, this pattern is great for using up those one or two balls left in your stash, or to try out a new shade or new yarn, that perhaps you too are wondering if you want to make a jumper out of it and just want to see how it feels to work with it first.

The pattern is £4 and is available as a download pdf or on Ravelry or as a printed pattern from the Purl &Jane studio in Skipton.


I hope you love knitting, wearing or giving your Tara Scarf and, as always, please share any photos with me on Instagram #purlandjane

Article by Jane